Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ARCHIVED REVIEW: The Unwritten #1 (Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity) (5/9/10)

The Unwritten #1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
By Mike Carey and Peter Gross

I actually read this in one sitting, so that is why it had no "currently reading" status.

It is a fascinating premise: Tommy Taylor is a fictional boy wizard with two friends (Sue and Peter) and a flying cat, and he must fight the evil Count Ambrosio throughout many books of his series. (Sound familiar?)

These books were written by Wilson Taylor, who mysteriously dissapeared. His son Tom Taylor, reluctantly shackled with his fictional counterpart, carries on his father's legacy at conventions.

Suddenly, events in his life start to resemble events in the book and he is catapulted into a quest to search for his missing father and understand what the hell is going on.

I have a hard time judging comic books and especially the first volume of a series. But I really want to keep reading! And the message of the story seems to be something that is only written in the cover art:

Stories are the only thing worth dying for.

If you like this, you may also like:
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
The Magicians by Lev Grossman

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